What are the benefits of becoming professionally registered?

Written by: Charlotte Rogers
Published on: 23 Sep 2019

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The IET can help you with all aspects of your professional registration journey, but why should you become professionally registered? The benefits that come with registration can help you continue to build your career and become the best engineer you can be.

Here are just some of the benefits of becoming professionally registered with the IET:

  • Recognition as a professional in your field
  • Improved career opportunities and salary prospects
  • Greater influence within organisation and industry
  • Official confirmation of your professional competence
  • Opportunities to connect with influential people
  • International recognition of your qualifications

Professional registration is what you make of it. You can use this to build on your self confidence and industry skills as well as using the IET as a touchpoint of communication with likeminded and experienced experts in your field of practice. The IET doesn’t just help with getting you registered, it helps you through all steps in your engineering career.

If you would like to find out more information on how to begin your professional registration journey, Lucy Byrne the IET’s Registration Engagement Manager is here to help you. You will find her contact details below.


 (0)1438 767 307

 (0) 7936 341 416

Some of our successfully registered engineers would like to share their stories with you.

Yewande Akinola - CEngA woman who loves the challenge of taking engineering ideas from concept through to manufacture, Yewande has been recognised for her commitment to sustainability and innovation, especially around water supply technology.

“I would absolutely recommend getting chartered to my fellow engineers. It is truly rewarding and there is no doubt that, like myself, one would come through the process with renewed inspiration to contribute to the progress of the engineering industry.”

David Cumming - IEngA Senior Electrical Engineer at WorleyParsons, David Cumming is working on BP’s new refrigeration plant which is essential for the storage and transportation of Liquefied Petroleum Gas.

“I put the application off for a bit because it seemed like it would take a lot of time, but it wasn’t actually that bad,” he says. “I’d suggest as soon as you start thinking about IEng, get into a routine of logging information on Career Manager, so you have everything there when you’re ready to apply.”

Frida Nzaba – EngTech - In 2019, manufacturing engineer Frida Nzaba moved into a role at Rolls-Royce repairing jet engines – and she’s convinced that becoming registered as an Engineering Technician (EngTech) helped her to get the job.

“I would certainly advise anyone who is considering professional registration to get a mentor,” she says. “Preferably a mentor who is in your company, who has been through the professional registration process and is able to guide you in the right direction and proof-read any write-ups. If you are still in education, I would recommend signing up for a mentor who is part of the professional body you want to be registered with.”

To read more and find out what our registered engineers had to say, head over to their profiles by clicking their names above.

If you have any questions about professional registration or you wish to begin your application; contact Lucy Byrne.